International Day of the Girl.

banner.5The question isn’t “why girls?” but “why wait?”

What if we could solve the problem of poverty before it even started?
Turns out we can. The solution? Girls.
Girls are the most powerful force of positive change on the planet.
Unleashing their potential is critical to ending global poverty and accelerating progress on some of the toughest challenges of our time.
In fact, girls are so important that the UN has declared today the International Day of the Girl.
Let’s use today to spread the word about this movement and create the kind of buzz that causes leaders to
sit up and listen.

We invite and encourage you to take a few minutes to watch this video, share it on facebook, or twitter, and consider making a donation to the Girl Effect Fund.
Just like your parents, friends, and teachers have empowered you, we must continue to empower girls to declare their own goals and achieve their unique vision of success.
Diana and the women of GlobalGiving

P.S. If you’ve watched the Girl Effect video upwards of 9 times, and it still gives you chills, you’re not alone.